When Brian Bendis Told David Mack to Make a “Purposely Bad Cash-Grab Comic”

Posted by September 6, 2018 Comment

In a shocking interview, superstar writer “The Great One” Brian Bendis ordered a collaborator to make a “purposely bad cash-grab comic.” And no, we’re not talking about Civil War 2. Bendis was chatting with DCComics.com about Cover, his new creator-owned comic with superstar artist David Mack about a comic book creator who gets pulled into an espionage adventure.

In depicting the life of a comic book creator, Bendis and Mack will show pages from protagonist Max Field’s own in-world comics, which includes, as Bendis says, “a soulless piece of shit.”

I’m trying to give David all of the opportunities to do all of the things that he can do. It works great because with David, we can show the comic book that Max is making. The one you see in the first issue is a beautiful indie comic that you can tell was a hit comic. Later, we’ll see another comic he’s made that’s a soulless piece of shit that he thought was going to be a big hit, but it wasn’t. So, I had to tell David, ‘Now, I want you to make a purposefully bad cash-grab comic.’

There’s a point to that. There’s a point when an artist gets lost and they do something they shouldn’t. We’re having an inordinate amount of fun exorcising demons, revealing truths…

Cover #1 is in stores now.

Cover #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it’s all kind of based on a true story. Sort of…
Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence…and that’s when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results!
Artist David Mack, follows his Emmy nominated work on Jessica Jones, and his critically acclaimed video work for Dashboard Confessionals and Amanda Palmer, brings another completely unique vision to this driving comedic spy story that is also a beautiful Valentine to all those creators who sit alone and make beautiful stories.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

(Last Updated September 6, 2018 12:33 pm )

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